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Let the Good Times Roll

Hint at the Mardi Gras theme using a fun motif for your invites and paper goods. Think fleur de lis, masquerade masks or in this case, king crowns.

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Masquerade Flair

You can totally get away with pairing dramatic accessories while keeping a more traditional bridal look. Throw on a masquerade mask, rock a black lace wedding dress or choose a little bit of both.

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Combined Traditions

Speaking of accessories, parasols are must-haves. Get creative by combining them with the classic green (faith), gold (power) and purple (justice) scheme throughout your details. 

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Gold wedding welcome table with Mardi Gras beads and details
Photo: Arte De Vie

Parade Throws

It never hurts to have a little extra good luck, right? That being said, bring on the beads! In true Mardi Gras fashion, have your guests throw them in place of rice or confetti.

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French Quarter Style

Channel the vintage romance of the French Quarter through your reception décor. Set the scene with a lush garden and purple jewel toned details reflective of the Mardi Gras palette.

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Royal Whimsy

For festive place cards, tie in small crowns at each place setting. It's slightly offbeat yet true to the theme.

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Cajun Cocktail Hour

Add a taste of New Orleans to your cocktail hour eats. Fried shrimp or oysters pair well with beer or wine.

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Sugar Coated Sweetness

For a sweeter appetizer or dessert table dish, treat everyone to beignets. It's a great break from a spicy Cajun wedding menu.

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King cake with Mardi Gras mask wedding cake topper
Photo: Arte de Vie

Fit For a King (or Queen)

Of course, you can't forget the king cake for a true Mardi Gras celebration. For extra flair, add a mask cake topper just like this wedding.

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Festive Favors

Mardi Gras is full of whimsical, memorable details. For an extra lasting impression, send your guests home with Louisiana foodie faves to enjoy long after the big day.

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Second line parade for wedding in New Orleans French Quarter
Photo: Arte de Vie

Parade Exit

Gather your wedding party for the ultimate Mardi Gras finale. A true NOLA celebration isn't over until the second line.